Can a child of God be busy about the Master's business and not be led of the Lord? I am here to give an emphatic yes to that question. We can be so caught up with what we want to do for the Lord that we forget it's not our will but His will that is to be done. In essence we are leading ourselves instead of the Master, the Lord Jesus Christ. We need to get out of the way and pray: " Master Jesus lead on" All of our good intentions do not impact the world for Jesus nor is there any lasting fruit because it is all done leaning on the arm of the flesh. Instead of seeking the face of God and allowing the Holy Spirit to have His way with us we foolishly bypass all of that and wonder why no one is coming to Christ with our own efforts.
Some of the most powerful sermons ever preached were really nothing more than the one preaching having been prayed-up, filled with the Holy Spirit and led by no-one other than the Master Himself. "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards is a classic example of this truth. The actual sermon in and of itself was probably not much different than any other sermon except that the anointing of the Holy Spirit was all over it producing results that can only be attributed to the work of the Holy Spirit and not Jonathan himself. Apparently he either vocalized or thought within himself : Master Jesus Lead On....If this is of you so be it, I will preach this message just don't allow me to do so without your presence and anointing! Can you recall a time that you went about doing the Master's Business without consulting Him as to what He wanted? Not only did you ignore the statement, Master lead on, but you also ignored the study of God's Word and prayer? Didn't amount to much did it, except perhaps loads of frustration. "And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were
assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and
they spake the word of God with boldness." Acts 4:31 This is what should have taken place before taking on the world for Christ. To go out into this world attempting to do exploits for Christ without taking time to fast, pray, and seek His face for guidance and direction may be liken to a NASCAR driver getting into his car that hasn't been serviced yet. Before too long that car is going right smack dab into the pit stop while someone else gets that checkered flag.
Truly we need to take time to be holy and allow our precious Lord Jesus to have His way with us. "Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?" Galatians 3:3 There is no Christian alive that has arrived at the place that he or she can let down their armor and live on yesterday's manna. If we are to be effective for Christ and His kingdom we need daily ,fresh manna that comes from spending time with our Lord Jesus. If Jesus needed to find time alone with God how much more do we need this time with Him? "And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. Luke 6:12
If one was to carefully observe the life of Jesus one would quickly come to understand that whenever He made time to get alone with His Father in heaven something of magnanimous importance would soon follow. Before His Father was to lead Him on a pathway of trial, testing and affliction He , Jesus, would always find time to commune and wait upon Him. We need to follow the footsteps of Jesus and learn by His example. Don't just do the work of the Lord; instead, wait upon Him: "But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31